We've been doing really good with sticking to our diet plan, but it's still really hard, especially when you want dessert. We were really craving dessert yesterday evening, so I looked at a few websites for ideas before I came up with my own recipe for Whole Wheat Applesauce Muffins.
These muffins have no added sugar and they are made with unsweetened applesauce. These are definitely not sweet muffins at all, but they still hit the spot! I personally don't like hot-out-of-the-oven muffins, so thought they tasted even better today.
If you really want to keep to a healthy eating plan, but want something a little sweeter, you could add about 3 tablespoons of Splenda (or any similar product) or about 1/4 cup of sugar-free pancake syrup to sweeten it right up. You could also add some fruit to the batter; half of a cup of raisins, blueberries, bananas, or even strawberries would taste great!
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375* and line a muffin pan with 12 liners.
In a small mixing bowl, beat the egg.
Add the vegetable oil and applesauce and mix well.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Evenly distribute batter between the 12 muffin liners.